engaged tone

noun

chiefly British
: a sound that tells a caller on a telephone that the line is already in use
I keep getting the engaged tone.

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“Engaged tone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engaged%20tone. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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